EXCLUSIVE: MGM has acquired Is He The One, a romantic comedy. Deal is being made to do this as a star vehicle for Emmy-nominated Scandal star Kerry Washington. They are working on that deal now. The film will be directed by Malcolm D. Lee, who is coming off the hits The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday. The script is by DJ Richardson and Michelle Morgan (Girl Most Likely). Todd Garner is producing.
The comedy begins with a woman dressing for her wedding, and it ends with a walk down the aisle. Washington plays the bride, and the story is told in flashbacks that cycle through the three major relationships of her life. The big question: Who’s at the end of that final walk, waiting for her at the altar? The film is being overseen by MGM Motion Picture Group President Jonathan Glickman and SVP Cassidy Lange.
Washington, whose most recent major studio film was the Quentin Tarantino-directed Django Unchained, is repped by Kathy Atkinson at Washington Square Arts, CAA and attorney Gretchen Bruggeman Rush. Lee is repped by Paradigm.